Any influencers based in the USA that earn over over $600 from PitchBoard over the course of a calendar year are required to fill out a W-9 form. We collects W-9s digitally in your dashboard under the Payment Info tab in Settings.
International creators are not required to fill out a W-9 but will have to declare they are not a US citizen.
We do not withhold any taxes from funds received on PitchBoard. It is your own responsibility to declare your earnings and pay the relevant income taxes in your own country.
WHAT IS A W-9?
PitchBoard is required by law to report any payments made over $600 over the course of a calendar year to the IRS. As such, all US creators who make over $600 on PitchBoard are required to fill out a W-9. The W-9 collects basic information such as name, address and social security number of the persons who received payment. We use a secure digital form to collect this information which can be accessed via your PitchBoard dashboard.
WHAT IS A 1099?
A 1099 is the tax form that PitchBoard will send you that will give you details on how much you were paid over the course of the year. 1099's are sent out by the end of January. Please note this form is only sent to US taxpayers.
Please consult a tax professional for advice and tax obligations.